Thursday October 22nd was our annual Doing The Most Good Breakfast where influential community members joined for a delicious meal at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro, NC. This event was a wonderful occasion for volunteers to get excited about the upcoming Christmas season and learn of all the opportunities where they can make a difference.
Thank you to Neill McNeill for kindly emceeing the morning.
We presented three Doing The Most Good Awards at the breakfast to honor each organization’s commitment to The Salvation Army and our mission. Our first award recipient was The Home Depot store on South Elm-Eugene Street for planting a community garden at our Center of Hope to reduce the costs of fresh produce.
Major Vick presenting the Doing The Most Good Award to Jason Carlino of The Home Depot.
HAECO Americas received our second Doing The Most Good Award of the morning. This organization, formally known as Timco, has been setting up 3 Angel Trees each year and filling up to 100 angles! HAECO has been participating in our Angel Tree Program for 14 years! HAECO employees also help our senior citizens have a special Christmas morning and fill 50 stockings for children in need. We really appreciate their dedication and volunteerism!
HAECO Americas with their Doing The Most Good Award.
Last but not least, Southeast Guilford High School’s Occupational Course of Study Class received our third Doing The Most Good Award for their commitment to adopt a kettle at the Walmart on Elmsley Drive for two hours each day for three weeks. We were so glad to see the students at the breakfast, so that we could show them our appreciation.
Southeast Guilford High School’s Occupational Course of Study Class accepting their award.
We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who helped make this event a success!
Bank of North Carolina
O Henry Hotel
Smith Moore Leatherwood
The Salvation Army values volunteerism and if you can lend your time this Christmas season, we would be very appreciative.
The Salvation Army of Greensboro is in great need of volunteer Kettle Bell Ringers in order to reduce the number of paid bell ringers we have to employ. Interested groups should contact Darren at email@example.com or 336-273-5572 x 396 to get involved!
There are a variety of opportunities to get involved:
- Stuff A Stocking for a child in need (Starting Nov. 4 at local Chick-fil-a’s and Mattress Firm's)
- Ring a Kettle Bell (Nov. 27 – Dec. 24)
- Adopt an Angel (Nov. 3 – Nov. 20)
- Give A Kid A Coat and donate new or gently used coats (Now – Nov. 18: please drop off at any A Cleaner World stores)
Please consider giving the community some of your time this Christmas season. If interested, please contact Carole Whisnant at Carole.Whisnant@uss.salvationarmy.org.